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HEAT E-Learning Review 2021-22



In 2020, during the height of the COVID pandemic, Safer Edge launched the first ever hostile environment awareness training (HEAT) e-learning specifically designed for social sector organisations. Our aim was not to simply deliver HEAT curriculum in a different format but to change the sector's approach to personal security training. Our goal was to drastically reduce the cost of life-saving training, making it more accessible to those who need it most, more inclusive, diverse, gender and trauma sensitive in language, visuals, content and engagement.


Over the past two years, our goal has become a reality. More than two thousand humanitarian and development personnel from over 100 organisations and 55 countries have taken the course in English, French, Spanish or Arabic. The e-learning has enabled organisations to reach more people for less money and make their staff safer.


HEAT e-learning is an on-demand, self-paced, accredited, learning experience that can be blended with zoom calls with a Safer Edge facilitator. The overall course covers 21 topics and takes approximately 14 hours to complete. Have a look at the learner journey below.